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Radford University Admissions

If you want to apply to Radford University, the application fee costs $0. Application fees can add up, but some schools do have free applications and students with financial need may be eligible for an application fee waiver.

Students who submit their applications for Fall should receive an admissions decision no later than April 1.

Considering Applying Early to Radford University?

Radford University does not offer early decision but does offer early action.

Mark your calendar! The Early Action deadline is December 1, which is coming up fast! Radford University will release EA admissions decisions no later than January 15. Radford University accepts about 85% of early action applicants* and 79% all applicants for all deadlines.. Last year, Radford University admitted 8,867 of the 1,432 who applied early action.

Some students apply to college early because they believe it will help their chances. Early deadlines may increase the chance of being admitted, since applying early shows your are very interested in a school, and your application is being considered before all the regular decision applicants apply.

See a list of some selective colleges that admit significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission. Radford University has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.

What's Most Important to Get In to Radford University?

Colleges consider a range of factors when choosing who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college has a different way of determining which factors are given the most weight when choose which applicants to admit, and which to deny. When creating your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengthsand any possible weaknesses in your application, and choose schools that put the most emphasis the areas where you shine.

Admissions Factors at Radford University

Admissions Factor Level
Academic GPA Very Important
Alumni/ae Relations Considered
Character/Personal Qualities Considered
Geographical Residence Not Considered
Class Rank Considered
Work Experience Considered
Extracurricular Activities Considered
Level of Applicant's Interest Considered
Application Essay Considered
First Generation Considered
Interview Considered
Racial/Ethnic Status Not Considered
Recommendation(s) Considered
Religious Affiliation/Commitment Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record Very Important
State Residency Not Considered
Talent/Ability Considered
Standardized Test Scores Considered
Volunteer Work Considered

Radford University Application Requirements

To apply, all applicants to Radford University must submit the following items. Double check with Radford University's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.

Area Required Recommended Required for some Details (if any)
Transcript of High School Record

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into Radford University?

Students admitted to Radford University have an average unweighted GPA of 3.3.

Out of all students that were admitted, 64% submitted a class rank. At Radford University 7% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 23% were in the top 25% and 57% were in the top 50%.

Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0.

At Radford University, students GPAs fall in the following ranges
4.0 GPA 64%
3.75 and 3.99 12%
3.50 and 3.74 17%
3.25 and 3.49 16%
3.00 and 3.24 17%
2.50 and 2.9 23%
2.00 and 2.49 4%
Radford University does look at standardized tests scores during the admissions process.

Radford University is test optional. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.

In 2021, 68% of Radford University's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 11% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

What's a Good SAT Score for Radford University?

To be competitive with other Radford University applicants, you should strive to earn between 940 and 1110 (or higher!) on the SAT. At Radford University 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1110 and 25% of scored lower than 940, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.The mean composite SAT score for a Radford University student is 1023.

On the SAT Math Section, 25% of Radford University students scored 540 or higher and 75% of students scored 470 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of Radford University students scored 570 or higher, and 75% scored a 470 or higher.

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What's a Good ACT Score for Radford University?

To be most competitive at Radford University, you should strive to earn between 17 and 23 on the ACT.

An ACT score of 23 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Radford University's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 23, and three out of four students scored lower than 23 on the ACT.

A 17 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for Radford University students. Only one out of every four students scored below 17.

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Transferring to Radford UniversityTransfer applications are processed on a on a rolling basis as they are received.

Transfer students can enroll in Radford University during the following terms: Fall Term Spring Term Summer Term

Radford University Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to Radford University?

Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to Radford University.

Does Radford University accept transfer credits?

Radford University accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. Radford University accepts:

ACE recommendations for credit

Does Radford University accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?

Radford University accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) creditsand Advanced Placement (AP) credits.

Do I have to submit test scores to Radford University?

No, Radford University is test optional, so it's up to you if you want to submit test scores or not. If you have higher than average scores, you probably want to include them. If your scores are average or below average, you it might make sense to leave them out of your application..

What is Radford University's acceptance rate?

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What is the early action acceptance rate at Radford University?

The early action acceptance rate at Radford University was 85% in 2021.

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Radford University Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

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Radford University Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Continuous processing

Transfer Applications are Due

Continuous processing

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Radford University is Continuous processing.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Radford University is Continuous processing.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

Radford University ACT Scores

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ACT Range

17 - 23

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

23 and Above

Good

17 to 23

Avg

17 and Less

Low

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ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median ACT score of an admitted student to Radford University is 20. Students with an ACT score of 23 and above have a good chance of getting into Radford University. Students with an ACT score that falls between 17 and 23 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 17 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.

Radford University SAT Scores

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Composite SAT Range

940 - 1110

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Math SAT Range

450 - 540

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Reading SAT Range

470 - 570

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

SAT Score

Estimated Chance

1110 and Above

Good

940 to 1110

Avg

940 and Less

Low

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SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median SAT score for Radford University students is 1023. Applicants with SAT scores of 1110 and above have a good chance of being admitted to Radford University, while applicants with SAT scores between 940 to 1110 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 940 have a low chance of being offered a spot at Radford University.

Radford University GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)

3.32

GPA Needed to Get Accepted

At Radford University, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.32. This is the average, which means that some applicants submit GPAs lower than this and some applicants submit GPAs above this level. If your GPA falls below the average, strong test scores or other qualifications may help you make you a more competitive applicant.

© 2021 College Confidential / Concentrical LLC, Data provided by IPEDs and Peterson's Databases, © 2020 Peterson's LLC.

Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

10,695

Campus Setting

Small Town

Acceptance Rate

79%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$14,910

Out-of-State

$26,992

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Application Deadline

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